In celebration of Jeff VanderMeer’s novel ANNIHILATION winning the prestigious Nebula Award, we, with the help of the fine folks over at GOODREADS, are giving away a pair of SIGNED copies of VanderMeer’s acclaimed short story collection THE THIRD BEAR.
Visit GOODREADS for more details about how to win your SIGNED copy of THE THIRD BEAR.
“Elegantly crafted stories ably demonstrate VanderMeer’s skill at telling tales of wonder in language that enhances the reading experience”
—Library Journal, starred review
Compared by critics to Borges, Nabokov, and Kafka, contemporary fantasist Jeff VanderMeer (The Southern Reach Trilogy) continues to amaze with this surreal, innovative, and absurdist gathering of award-winning short fiction. Exotic beasts and improbable travelers roam restlessly through these darkly diverting and finely honed tales.
“One of our very best contemporary practitioners of the fantastic…superb prose, overwhelmingly odd situations, and fascinating, eccentric characters.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
In “The Situation,” a beleaguered office worker creates a child-swallowing manta-ray to be used for educational purposes (once described as Dilbert meets Gormenghast). In “Three Days in a Border Town,” a sharpshooter seeks the truth about her husband in an elusive floating city beyond a far-future horizon; “Errata” follows an oddly familiar writer who has marshaled a penguin, a shaman, and two pearl-handled pistols with which to plot the end of the world. Also included are two stories original to this collection, including “The Quickening,” in which a lonely child is torn between familial obligation and loyalty to a maligned talking rabbit.
“Cunningly crafted stories full of wonder and intelligence…. VanderMeer proves again why he is so essential and why everybody should be reading him.”
—Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Chimerical and hypnotic, VanderMeer leads readers through the postmodern into a new literature of the imagination.
*TABLE OF CONTENTS*
- Finding Sonoria
- Fixing Hanover
- Shark God Versus Octopus God
- The Goat Variations
- The Quickening
- The Secret Life of Shane Hamill
- The Situation
- The Surgeon’s Tale (with Cat Rambo)
- The Third Bear
- Three Days in a Border Town
For more info about THE THIRD BEAR, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Jacob McMurray.